Friday, May 23, 2014

Yoga in the woods...

Well... this is actually yoga on top of my blankets and sleeping bag ... This was my last day at the Algonquin Park just by the Canisbay Lake.
That was my second time camping and I was looking forward to try some outdoors Yoga ! 
as you can see in the photo I used my hands to help me hold the position BUT I am now training to do it on the ground !... it's a process with awesome results if you feel that the practice is pleasant to your body and mind. 

Since I started practicing yoga I feel more relaxed and I can hear my breathing much better, funny that we breathe all day, but we don't really pay attention to the action that goes through all over our bodies and keep us alive... The practice of Yoga makes me feel more open to the earth and that may not make sense until you try it yourself, for example I felt my feet on the ground so good and so intense just by closing my eyes listening to myself and nature I could feel the connection 
body-existence. Hippie talk ? No! It is the magic of living in peace we are forgetting by living in the concrete jungle...

My Yoga Journey has just begun I got a very interesting book that I am looking forward to share what's all about once I am done reading it! Hope you like the photos and they inspire you to go up on a table and try it your self !
Much Love







Monday, May 19, 2014

Camping! Marshmallows x Healthy Meals

Camping is one of my favourite outdoors activity. I love the 24hr contact with nature and the scary sounds at night, the silence of mother nature, I can see the sky and the bright stars, the simplicity in being happy and the overdose on marshmallows ! 
I used to love BBQ but I don't enjoy living off meat. For the days out camping I thought I should have some healthy meals to start the day and balance my body so I would have lots of energy to enjoy the day in the woods !!! 

This Breakfast was the easiest and super tasty !!!

For 2 people we used ->

- 2 slices of homemade bread
- Flax Seed oil Mozzarella
- 2 leafs of kale
- 5 cloves of garlic ( yes ! )
- 2 shallots
-1 whole egg
-olive oil
-no salt !
-Fresh Avocados !

How we did !

1- Fried the garlic, the onions and the the kale sliced really thin, let it cook in olive oil
2- While the bread was toasting with the mozzarella on top
3- Placed the Kale mix on top of Bread with some Fresh Avocados and mooore olive oil on top for increased happiness !

Snaaaaack !

Fresh Fruit Salad !
Bring the peeler was the best idea ever !
I added chia seeds toooo
didn't look pretty in the photo ehehe

For Break fast 2 !

-I did the same for breakfast 1

*without the egg !
*added really thin sliced carrots
*and used a whole head of garlic about 8/9 cloves !!!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mothers Day in Grey

This morning when the sun came to kiss my memories
 ( a Sunday Classic )
I felt that my heart was on fire.
It was my dad's birthday yesterday, and today I woke up to Mother's Day. First one without her close to me . I think I got used to spend my dad's day away from him but mother's day... there is something different in the air. They carry us inside of them, we grow inside their body that's just the divine magic that makes me very sensitive.

They are now in Brasil, and I am here in Canada.
I wonder how many people miss their families every day living away to be able to pursue their dreams... . I also think of my friends that are here "alone". "
Saudade" *

*(  word used in portuguese for to describe the feeling of " I miss you " )

This picture of little me with mom and daddy in the early 90's make me laugh, my dad looks just like Freddie Mercury and I love that look with the tight shorts! So fit and his big smile/ moustache with my witch mom beside with her classic short hair ...

I could tell them thank you for a lot of things, since they have raised me with so much love. To be a good woman honest and brave just like them but I won't ever forget how they have motivated me to be an artist, to love music, to be kind, to respect others to be whatever my heart wanted me to be.
I know that growing up I was probably the worst, I was the only daughter and that required lots of everything but they did an amazing job. Even though there are things in life that we won't ever understand they taught me how to accept this reality and live to change what makes me unhappy.

I really hope that everyone had an amazing Mother's day. Thank you Universe for sunny days for us here in Toronto, for the ones like me that didn't get to spend this day with their moms and sons but had thought of them all day with love, I send all my love to you. We share this feeling.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Toronto living And missing

Toronto is such a magical city.
I walk all over the and it is like discovering a new world even after almost 6 years living here. 
Last Friday my mom went to Brazil, she goes home every year, twice per year, and me mmm I never went back home since I moved in 2008. 
How to deal with the " home sick " feeling? 
I hate people that complain about this country that offeres so many opportunities beauty and safety, but it is really hard to avoid the feeling of melancholy for not seeing my homeland in so long
Something that has helped a lot is the fact that I am looking forward to my first visit to Brazil, plan a trip is really motivating and can help a lot with the confusing feelings, be focused has also helped a lot, know the reasons why you are away is important, listen to yourself is also really important, by that I mean read your thoughts and feelings, what do you miss about home? And why do you miss it?
Answers that may not have an answer unless you start listening to your heart. 
I am away because I want to build a better future for me and my family, I am away because as an artist I need better opportunities and I am away because I really wanted to be fluent in English and French and Canada is a place that gives me all the opportunities I was looking for. 
I hope that my words have helped you to understand this process and that they make you stronger to survive in the homesick state of mind! It is one of the hardest missions a warrior can live, be away from the smiles and hugs sunshines and tastes but hold onto your dreams 
Glory and happiness is on the way
Just waiting for you. 
Much love